Originally posted by vivify
The thought of people notorious for suicide bombings going up against a nation infamous for kamikaze attacks, is interesting.
"'...a nation (Japan) *infamous* for kamikaze attacks"
While I deeply condemn Japanese war crimes in Asia (most of which have
received little attention in the West unless directed against Westerners), I
have no moral objection to Japan's 'kamikaze attacks' against *military targets*.
There's much hypocrisy in American moral condemnation of kamikaze attacks.
For instance, there was a popular wartime myth that Colin Kelly, a USAAF pilot,
intentionally dove his B-17 bomber into a Japanese battleship, sinking it.
Many Americans praised Colin Kelly for his alleged suicidal act of bravery.
According to this myth, Colin Kelly received a posthumous Medal of Honor.
So many Americans believed it was heroic for an American to make a suicidal
attack (which never happened, but that's irrelevant to the belief in its heroism)
against a Japanese warship, but it's incomprehensibly evil for a Japanese to
make a suicidal attack against an American warship.